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- Dalbello Panterra 120 ID GW Ski Boots · 2021
- Atomic Hawx Prime 110 S Ski Boots · 2021
- Dalbello Panterra 100 GW Ski Boots · 2021
- Salomon S/pro 100 Alpine Ski Boots · 2021
- Dalbello Panterra 85 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
- Head Nexo Lyt 110 Ski Boots · 2021
- Salomon S/pro HV 80 IC Ski Boots Women's · 2021
- Dalbello Krypton 110 ID Ski Boots · 2021
- Lange SX Elite 85 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
- Atomic Hawx Ultra 95 S Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
Dalbello Panterra 120 ID GW Ski Boots · 2021
High adjustability and the ID liner will give you a perfect fit on this boot. The three-piece design accommodates many different leg shapes and offers a unique flex feel. The 120 flex will allow you to drive wider, stiffer skis with confidence.
If you do any side country hiking, this boot is fantastic. The 3-piece system is very fun to ride on as well and you will fatigue slower.
All-mountain skiing, and has a walk mode for comfort walking around resort or if you decided to hike or ski backcountry in the future!
Atomic Hawx Prime 110 S Ski Boots · 2021
One of the best boots on the market. Coming in a 110 flex this offers plenty of support while still having a forgiving nature. Its the best of both worlds for a great all mountain boot. Being lightweight these boots will let you ski longer. Atomic's Memory Fit heat moldable liner give you the options to get the fit and comfort dialed to 11. Toss in some adjustable geo in the forward lean (13,15 and 17 degrees) and flex you are sure to find that perfect fit.
This boot was designed with 3D Gold 3M Thinsulate with heat moldability for a memory fit that will keep you comfortable all day. The flex is adjustable by +/- 10 to dial back the stiffness for a more comfort fit.
Dalbello Panterra 100 GW Ski Boots · 2021
The three-piece (aka cabrio) design allows for really consistent flex throughout the entire range of motion as you apply pressure to the front of your boot. It also makes for a really comfortable boot. A regular boot will be made of 2 pieces, the lower "shoe" and the bootcuff, whereas this design has the lower "shoe", a partial cuff around the back of your calf and ankle, and a plastic tongue piece, which really makes these boots adjustable. In boots, adjustability = comfort. These also have a walk mode, which makes the boot flex/hinge very easily when you are walking around in the ski lodge or to the parking lot.
100 flex is perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers! It has a walk mode to make life easier when you aren't skiing. Great 4 buckle design for precision and power! Micro adjustment on the buckles. 100-102 width for average feet.
All-mountain skiing with comfort - great liner and 4 buckle construction will give you good control on the hill!
Salomon S/pro 100 Alpine Ski Boots · 2021
S/PRO has a last of 104 making it very comfortable, while also having a ton of stability for power. The new design holds the entire foot more in place. While this boot is comfortable, it is also lightweight and strong! This boot lets you connect with the snow and control the ski very well.
Salomon has a really good form-fit that works great for a lot of people, and they also have really good customizability.
Great all-mountain boot that will allow you to ski with authority! Comfortable, warm, and offers tons of support.
Dalbello Panterra 85 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
This boot comes with a ton of great features. The boot has a walk mode to make walking around the base area and lodge easy and comfortable, and the grip-walk soles keep you from slipping. The toe buckle can be adjusted for different widths (width of the forefoot). The liner is designed to keep you comfortable and warm, and the cabrio design gives you a more progressive flex pattern for power transfer to the ski. Buckles are micro-adjustable to dial in fit.
Dalbello boots are almost always the best-fitting boot out of the box. The shells are already stretched in most of the places where there is often tightness, like the toes and the ankle. The three-piece shell also makes them very easy to get in and out of, without sacrificing any sort of performance. These are 85 flex (this determines how easy they are to bend). Great for enjoying the mountain without worrying about blisters, cold toes, or bone spurs.
Head Nexo Lyt 110 Ski Boots · 2021
Light boot with grip-walk to make walking around comfortable. The perfect balance of comfort and performance. The Nexo Lyt is the tool to dominate the mountain. Form-fitting heat customizable shell to the Liquid fit liner can gets the boot to your exact foot shape! Duo flex provides a progressive and reactive flex for precise control. The shell is also really lightweight from the graphene Smart Frame Shell which also provides dynamic rebound.
Middle ground, 100mm last for an average foot. These are really great boots, not too soft, not too stiff, with a premium plush liner and full customization capability. If you enjoy both skiing hard and taking it easy, this is the boot for you.
Salomon S/pro HV 80 IC Ski Boots Women's · 2021
The 80 flex is an accessible stiffness that is accessible and provides good comfort. Built out of light weight material this boot is light to keep you skiing hard all day. The liner features Salomons instant fit technology for comfort and the dual inserts on either side make this boot a breeze to step in and out of. Alpine ISO 5355 certified to fit into most standard alpine bindngs.
Dalbello Krypton 110 ID Ski Boots · 2021
Designed for versatile performance on and off the groomers. This boot has a center balanced stance while being lightweight and comfortable. Hear adjustable liner will allow for the perfect fit to be met. This is a performance based boot that will hold up year after year. A great boot by Dalbello.
The buckle system Dalbello uses is the only one like it on the market. They have the first buckle going the other way to prevent the boot from pulling over to one side. They also have heat moldable intuition liners. The three piece shell makes these fairly easy to put on and take off.
Lange SX Elite 85 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
I love Lange boots, especially if you're looking for something easy to spend the day in. They put you in a more upright stance, so you're stressing your quads less just standing up. These have a pretty standard comfort-fit last, so your feet will be warm and comfortable all day. These have a really nice flex that will give you plenty of control without pushing you around in variable snow.
A lightweight performance driven boot! They have the wider 102mm last width as well with a focus on warmth and comfort for fun and comfortable long days on the mountain! Adjustable buckles and women's specific contour and fit allow for a precise and powerful fit!
Atomic Hawx Ultra 95 S Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
A great choice for all-mountain skiing with a medium flex and an ultra-lightweight shell that doesn't lack the support to get in some punchy turns! These boots have a great true-to-size fit with 3M Thinsulate to keep your feet dry and warm all day on the hill. there is 13 degrees of forward motion in these boots and they have a bit more of a narrow last at 98mm. These boots can also take GripWalk soles if you eventually wanted to add those to the boot it would be just a few simple adjustments on your bindings. The liners can even be molded for a better, more comfortable fit!
A middle-tier boot that is performance-driven but won't break the bank. Optimal flex and fit for intermediate to advanced level. With a 95 flex it will allow you to maximize control while not giving up comfort. Durable metal components and rubberized soles are an added bonus!
Dalbello Panterra 95 W ID GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
3 piece cabrio design is best at accommodating a wider calf, The toe buckle actually adjusts the last width from 99-101 which is a rare feature and allows for a perfect fit every time! The best part of these boots are the unbelievable comfortable ID fit liners! Soft, comfortable, easy to get on and heat moldable!
The Panterra is a do it all. You can ride groomers, charge powder, or have some off-piste fun. Micro adjustable buckles give you the ability to get a precise fit around your foot. Fitted with Gripwalk soles, any terrain you walk on you'll have extra traction!
Salomon S/Pro 120 Ski Boots · 2021
With a 120 flex, the S/Pro will let you ride groomers to powder with ease and performance. Built with Core-Frame construction that stiffens the boot without all the weight. A Sense Amplifier Cuff promotes quicker rebound and snow feel while riding hard. The S/Pro will make sure every bit of energy is transmitted from your legs to the skis.
Lightweight, responsive, supportive boot is a great option for an aggressive rider with an average width foot. Salomon was aiming for customization, comfort, and performance, and they nailed it. Even the stiffness can be tweaked with a rear stiffness adjuster. This boot is completely heat moldable, and can expand from 100mm to 106mm wide, so you can get an absolute perfect fit, which is necessary for all day comfort. The 120 flex will provide plenty of support for you to tackle steep, technical terrain.
Dalbello Chakra 105 ID Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
This is a cambrio style boot that allows the boot to open up fully for easy access. The ID liner is one of the most comfortable on the market and is also completely heat moldable. The stiffer flex on this boot will allow you to continue skiing in these boots for years as you progress and become more confident!
With a 100mm last this boot will fit an averaged sized foot. The 105 flex will allow you the stability to rip through powder and groomers, while keeping your feet warm and comfortable with the moldable liner.
Salomon S Pro 100 Ski Boots · Women'smen's· 2021
Great for skiing aggressively around alpine, in-bound resorts. It is heat-moldable which allows the shell to be adapted to most foot shapes. It is also constructed with new, lightweight materials so you aren't going to be trekking around bricks!
Step In Construction, lightweight, durable and comfortable. Ideal for experienced skiers who want an all-day boot that can go anywhere and keep up with their changing demands.
Anything you find yourself doing on a day at the resort. Easy adjustability means any fit problems are solvable
Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 S Ski Boots · 2021
A super light boot that has a stiffness that will lend itself to power transmission and edge-to-edge transfer when you are ripping down those groomers. This boot has heat-moldable components that will help create a more customized fit if you choose to take it to a boot fitter. Otherwise, your foot will naturally boot out to the shape of your foot. A unique feature of these boots is the adjustable power shift and flex index, a pretty awesome feature that makes these boots performers that can be made to be adjusted more precisely to what you need/feels comfortable.
This is a higher-end, more fitted boot that is great if you're the type of person that likes to jump ahead to what you'll be wanting after you progress a bit more. They are slightly more stiff and a bit more snug, which you'll appreciate when in more technical terrain. The trees are so fun! They are great for those that have a slightly thinner calf muscle.
Great looking boots from another great brand! These have a stiffness/flex of 110, which should be solid for your ability level. Lightweight too! A narrower fit than the other boots on the list with a 98mm last, so these will be great if you have a narrower foot or prefer a really snug fit.
Lange LX 80 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
With a flex of 80, this boot is stiffer than a rental boot (better performance), but not as stiff as many boots on the market (better comfort). In other words: it's a perfect middle ground for the leisurely skier. The LX80 has a "last," or width at the forefoot, of 102mm. That means it's on the wider side of an average fit. Lange has made legendary boots for decades, so hop on the Lange train and we'll see you at the bottom of the lift!
Atomic Hawx Ultra 85 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
Good for carving and sliding turns, being comfortable in the lift lines and on the lift. Highly adjustable shell and pre-shaped inner liner makes adjustment and break-in easy. This boot will drive your Experience skis with ease and help you have a better time skiing than ever.
Dalbello Panterra 95 W ID GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
This 3 piece boot construction allows the boot to flex more ergonmically! This takes a lot of pressure off of your shins and lower calves. If you find that gets uncomfortable during the day, I would point you to this boot. They're comfortable, yet true to flex. The forefoot width has a buckle (at the toe) that will adjust the last width to further dial in fit. And the Intuition wrap liners are very warm and add more comfort to the lower leg. 95 Flex, adjustable 99-101mm last.
The toe box is roomy enough to keep the blood flowing to your toes, while the unique buckle design allows for versatility in tightening down the boots for all day comfort and control. The shape of the boot angles the body downhill and makes the knees bend for support in proper ski posture and stability for hard charging.
Great intermediate to advanced boot. Buckle placement on this boot is perfect to really keep your heel locked down which gives better control. Wrapped liner to really give the boot performance and comfort.
Lange RX 120 Ski Boots · 2021
Pretty much anything, Great response on the front side and stellar control and feel in the backbowls and trees. A little more precise fit and some say Langes take a little more tweaking to get the fit dialed in but in my opinion it's well worth it for that more aggressive skier.
Dalbello Panterra 120 GW MS Ski Boots · 2021
Dalbello boots have long been known for their comfort and performance! They have a unique shell that's in 3 pieces (known as the cabrio) which makes them easier to get on and helps with power transfer from the whole shin and foot down to the ski! Great design and very comfortable, these also have a walk mode for easy comfort apres ski or walking from your car!
Optimum performance in a stiff 120 flex for an aggressive skier, with maximum comfort thanks to the GripWalk soles for easy walking and even a hike mode! Customizable, heat moldable liners for a perfect fit. These will having you charging all day long.
Rossignol Alltrack 80 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
Lange RX 100 Ski Boots · 2021
This just great for being a boot that will take you anywhere. They have a good flex where you will be in control and safer for when you're going moguls and steep runs where you need to be stable but they won't be too stiff for when you want to relax and enjoy the powder. And they will be a snug comfortable fit.
This boot offers a great blend of comfort and performance. Lange has a reputation for having tight fitting boots and this offers a wider instep for more comfort.
Tecnica Mach Sport LV 100 Ski Boots · 2021
These are the most performance focused boot on the list to help you push your limits if you wanted but they'll be equally happy on some slower, fallter runs as they will be charging down some harder terrain.
The Mach Sport is a boot from Technica designed with comfort and performance in mind. The NFS Liner is extremely warm while maintaining that support required to rip on trail and off.
Salomon Shift Pro 80 Ski Boots · Boys' · 2022
Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 S Ski Boots · 2021
The Atomic Hawx 130 is one of the most customizable boots you'll find. Atomic's Memory Fit plastic lets a bootfitter heat the shell of the boot in the oven and custom mold the whole thing. This have a narrow fit, so when the process is done you'll get a completely custom boot formed perfectly to your foot.
Atomic Hawx Prime 85 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
A medium soft boot perfect to build your skills and confidence in! A large pivot point on the ankle allows for an easier more powerful flex to get the most out of your skis and promote easy turn initiation. The liners are amazing too, memory fit with 3M thisulate insulation to mold to your food as you break them in and will keep you warm and comfy all day long!
Tecnica Mach1 95 HV Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
This is a great boot from Tecnica that will last a long time. It's made with high-quality materials, and it can be heat molded to custom fit your foot for a premiere fit.
Tecnica makes a super anatomically correct fit, which helps you when the liners pack out so that the boot still feels good instead of sloshy or achy.
Tecnica Mach1 LV 105 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
An all-mountain work horse. This boot offers comfort as it is widely customizable. The dimples allow boot fitters to modify the fit to your feet.
Salomon S/Pro HV 90 Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
Women's specific boot designed with HV (high volume) feet in mind! This means that the boot is made wider in all the right places to allow for a more comfortable fit all around. 90 flex is stiff enough to allow you to have plenty of control on the mountain without being overwhelming. Heat moldable shell allows for further adjustment to increase comfort if needed.
K2 Mindbender 110 Alliance Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
Uphill, downhill, you name it. The 110 flex will probably feel a bit softer than advertised, I'd say it may be closer to a true 100 or 105. They are a wonderfully responsive boot that will give you support and freedom wherever you decide to go this season. Even if you don't want the AT option right now, these will still be a fantastic downhill boot inbounds and in the side country.
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